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School Temporarily Closed

March 16, 2020 @ 8:00 am - March 21, 2020 @ 5:00 pm


St. Joseph School will be closed beginning this Monday, March 16, 2020. This includes all extracurricular activities. More information will follow concerning At Home Learning Activities. Please read the message below from Fr. Belmonte:

“Based on current guidelines from local public health departments, which recommend the cancellation of public gatherings involving 250 or more people, Bishop Richard E. Pates, Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Joliet, mandated the closing of schools operated by the diocese.

The decision to temporarily close our schools, beginning Monday, March 16, applies to all Catholic schools, Religious Education, and Youth Ministry programs that are operated by the Diocese of Joliet until further notice. Catholic schools not operated by the diocese, such as those sponsored by religious orders, will make decisions individually.

During this closure period, Catholic school students will be asked to complete At Home Learning activities, and Youth Formation programs will be provided means to facilitate ongoing formation.

Knowing that many families depend on the daily services we provide, the Catholic Schools Office, the Office of Youth Formation, and diocesan leadership are working to coordinate extended support to those families and students most in need during this time. More information will be shared in the coming days.”

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Rev. John Belmonte, S.J., Ph.D.


March 16, 2020 @ 8:00 am
March 21, 2020 @ 5:00 pm